Drought Monitor Update

The United States Drought Monitor continues to classify northwestern Illinois and extreme southern Wisconsin with a severe drought.  Only about 11% of the land in Illinois is suffering from the severe conditions.  The area north of a line stretching from the Quad Cities to DeKalb to Waukegan needs rain.  As of November 29, Rockford’s precipitation deficit is 13.32 inches.  Wisconsin is in worse shape.  Nearly 26% of the Badger state is dealing with severe drought, including the southern tier of counties and northwestern portions.

The local rainfall forecast for the next 7 days is bleak.  Forecast models only put down less than 0.25″ of rain through December 6. -Joe

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Posted under 13 Climate Authority, drought, weather

This post was written by qni_it on November 29, 2012

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